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Parent Cue April 15-21

WEEK THREE:
PROVERBS 14:29
A Patience Proverb
SAY THIS:
When you think you can't wait,
keep your cool.
DO THIS:

DRIVE TIME


Plan a fun night as a family for the end of the month. When you are in the car, talk through the details of what you want to do. Challenge them to only talk about it while in the car and if they can be patient and wait well, the more fun you will plan for them. Remind them that this is an example of something that is worth the wait!
REMEMBER THIS:
“Wait for the Lord. Be strong and don’t lose hope. Wait for the Lord!”
Psalm 27:14, NIrV
LIFE APP:  
PATIENCE – Waiting until later for what you want now

This Week in InsideOut

IN THE CAR:
Ask your child what they learned about this week on the drive home: The Bible is the road to Heaven. It is the story of us and God and how God made a way to save us from sin. If we commit our lives to Jesus and follow God’s Word, He will lead us our whole lives! Philippians 2:1-11, Having the Mind of Christ
HANGING OUT:
Make this week’s lesson real: Quiz your kids and see if they can still remember all the books of the Old and New Testament. Then ask them how the Bible can be a “roadmap” to Heaven.
AT DINNER:
Here are some great discussion starters:
- What does the Bible tell us about Jesus?
- Why did Jesus die for us?
- How can we get to Heaven?
AT BEDTIME:
Quiz your child on this week’s memory verse: “God has breathed life into all Scripture. It is useful for teaching us what is true. It is useful for correcting our mistakes. It is useful for making our lives whole again. It is useful for training us to do what is right.” 2 Timothy 3:16 (NIrV)
PARENT TIME:
What you need to know: Knowing the names of the books of the Bible can make you and your kids stronger students of the Bible. Review the books with them, and commit to learning them if you haven’t. More importantly, encourage your kids to get to know the books by reading them!
NEWS:
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
June 11-14, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
At this year's VBS, kids 5 years to 5th grade will venture onto an uncharted island where they will survive and thrive!  Children must be 5 years old by September 1, 2018, to attend VBS.  Nursery children may only attend with volunteering parent or grandparent that is a member of Southland Baptist Church.  Register online at tinyurl.com/SBCVBS18

ADVENTURE FOR THE CITY KIDS CAMP
July 16-20, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Glorieta is partnering with our church to bring Christ-centered programming to our very own city!  Campers will experience just about everything Glorieta has to offer - from rock climbing to archery tag to soaking-wet water activities -  supervised by the world’s most energetic counselors.  For one week, they’ll worship with friends, explore God’s unchanging Word, and learn what it means to be a kid who follows Christ.  Camp is for kids who are entering 1st-6th grade.  Cost is $185 per child with a special gift for everyone who registers by June 16.  Invite your friends and come ready for an amazing week!

Childcare will be available until 5:30 pm for all kids signed up for After Camp Care.  After Camp Care is $5 a day per child and must be paid in full before camp starts. 

Register online at tinyurl.com/AFTCCAMP18 
 
FROM PARENT CUE:

FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT
By Melissa Thorson



I’ve heard before that when feeling insecure in a new job you just have to “fake it till you make it.” But I seem to have mixed luck with my attempts—especially in my role as a parent.  Mostly, I just end up exhausted when I allow insincerity to take over. 
The faking that comes with this role of being a parent can be entirely exhausting.
What I’m experiencing as the biggest relief from the faking-it exhaustion is when I am vulnerable with other parents.
When we open up to others about what is really happening . . .
We learn we are not alone—we are all fakers to some extent.
We find encouragement from an outsider’s perspective.
We can learn ways to improve. Maybe they’ve found something that work better.
We can discover our own strengths and share what has worked for us.
Are you exhausted from faking it? . . .

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Elementary Parent Cue April 8-14


WEEK TWO:

1 SAMUEL 1:6-2:1
Hannah Prays for a Baby
SAY THIS:

When you think you can't wait,
talk to God about it.
DO THIS:

MEAL TIME


Q & A for kids: What part of your Easter celebration do you find hardest to wait for?
Q & A for parents: What Easter traditions did your family have when you were a child?
REMEMBER THIS:
“Wait for the Lord. Be strong and don’t lose hope. Wait for the Lord!”
Psalm 27:14, NIrV
LIFE APP:  
PATIENCE – Waiting until later for what you want now

This Week in InsideOut

Lesson 11: Heaven Sounds Awesome

IN THE CAR:

Ask your child what they learned about this week on the drive home: The Bible ends with a few more books from Jesus’ closest friends and followers, including a stunning book of prophecy about the end of times. These books encourage us to keep the faith and remember God is in control. Revelation 21:1-7, A New Heaven and Earth.
HANGING OUT:
Make this week’s lesson real: Ask the kids to teach you the hand motions they learned to help them remember the last nine books of the Bible. See if they can remember all of the books of the Bible from the beginning.
AT DINNER:
Here are some great discussion starters:
- Why did some of the letters in the Bible warn against false teachers?
- What is the book of Revelation all about?
- What has Jesus promised he is preparing for us?
AT BEDTIME:
Quiz your child on this week’s memory verse: “God has breathed life into all Scripture. It is useful for teaching us what is true. It is useful for correcting our mistakes. It is useful for making our lives whole again. It is useful for training us to do what is right.” 2 Timothy 3:16 (NIrV)
PARENT TIME:
What you need to know: Your kids have now learned the names of all 66 books of the Bible as well as hand motions for all 66 books. Help them to review the books this week, and ask them what they have learned about the Bible during this series.
NEWS:
Kids 5 years (by Sept. 1)  to 5th grade will venture onto an uncharted island where they will survive and thrive in this year's Vacation Bible School.  Some of the highlights of our VBS Program include engaging Bible stories, incredible worship music, snacks, games, crafts, science experiments, skits, and VBX which is an amped up VBS program created just for our preteens!  Register online today at tinyurl.com/SBCVBS18.

Nursery children may only attend with volunteering parent or grandparent that is a member of Southland.  Think you would like to volunteer?  We would love for you to be apart of an experience that anchors kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life's storms!  At Shipwrecked VBS, there are jobs for every adult including registration, group leaders, station leaders, and so much more.  Choose the job that fits you best and get excited about a VBS that will change kids' lives.  You can register to volunteer at tinyurl.com/VBSVOL18.
FROM PARENT CUE:

YOU ARE NOT DISQUALIFIED

By Carey Nieuwhof


No new parent begins by saying, “I hope I mess up my child’s life.” Who ever sets out to be the villain in the story? But at one point or another, we end up there, don’t we?
You leave for vacation but are yelling at the kids before you’re even out of town.
You’re home most nights, but you’re far too tired to engage.
Your date night ends in an argument.
You make empty threats to your kids that would make you wince if you heard other parents make them. But you are all out of tricks, so you threaten anyway.
Sometimes the temptation is to think that our failures should disqualify us as a parent. At least as a good parent. But when you think like that, you are wrong.
What if the very thing you think is disqualifying you right now is actually qualifying you for a new chapter in your life in Christ? What if your weakness was a portal to new strength? . . .
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Elementary Parent Cue April 1-7

WEEK ONE:
THE BIBLE
Easter Story
SAY THIS:

Jesus is alive!
DO THIS:

MORNING TIME


Put a special treat inside of an Easter egg and place it in the kitchen for your child to see. Give them the option of being able to have the treat now OR if they wait until the end of the day, there may be more eggs with more treats. Give them a hint that this is a game to practice patience.
REMEMBER THIS:
“Wait for the Lord. Be strong and don’t lose hope. Wait for the Lord!”
Psalm 27:14, NIrV
LIFE APP:  
PATIENCE – Waiting until later for what you want now

This Week in InsideOut

Lesson 10: Paul's Pen Pals
IN THE CAR:

Ask your child what they learned about this week on the drive home: Paul also wrote letters to friends. These letters not only teach us more about following Christ, they also show us the importance of having friends to encourage our faith.  Philemon 8-21, Paul’s instructions regarding a runaway slave who is now a Christian.
HANGING OUT:
Make this week’s lesson real: Ask the kids to teach you the hand motions they learned to help them remember Paul’s personal letters. See if they can remember all of the books of the Bible from the beginning.
AT DINNER:
Here are some great discussion starters:
- To whom did Paul write personal letters?
- Why is it important to have friends and teachers to help you grow in Jesus?
- Can you think of at least one person who has helped you grow your faith?
AT BEDTIME:
Quiz your child on this week’s memory verse: “God has breathed life into all Scripture. It is useful for teaching us what is true. It is useful for correcting our mistakes. It is useful for making our lives whole again. It is useful for training us to do what is right.” 2 Timothy 3:16 (NIrV)
PARENT TIME:
What you need to know: Paul’s personal letters are full of encouragement and advice. They also remind us that we need spiritual mentors and encouragers in our lives. Thank God for the special people in your life who have helped you grow your faith, or ask God to send you someone like Paul if you need one!
NEWS:
Parent's Night Out ~ Friday, April 6, 5:30-9:30 PM
Kids ages 3 months to 5th grade are invited to attend. Dinner is provided at a cost of $5 a child and $15 max per family. If you prefer to bring your child's own meal, there is no cost. Enjoy a date night with your spouse knowing your child is safe, well cared for, and having a ton of fun!  Go to tinyurl.com/PNOAPRIL18 to register!
FROM PARENT CUE:

EASTER SUNDAY
By Sarah Anderson



IT’S EASTER!!!!! JESUS IS ALIVE!!!!!!!
Easter reminds us that something good can always come out of something bad. See, Jesus told us life would be hard. That bad things would happen. That things that don’t make any sense would confuse us and make us wonder about God and if He is really as good as we want Him to be. We can count on life being difficult. But Easter is all about something being truer than life just being hard. Easter is about something new and something good happening in something old and something bad.
As parents, it can be really easy to get discouraged in a tough season with our kids. It can feel like it never ends and things will never get better. But Easter is the reminder that no season lasts forever and that you can hang on because the story will get better.
It’s like a new flower poking through the dirt after a long and cold winter.
It’s like a new baby smiling at his mama and daddy after a long night of crying and no sleep.
It’s like the first day of summer vacation after a long year of getting up early for school.
That’s Easter. (Except about a million times better!) The moment something really good arrives after something really hard. When life conquers death!
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Elementary Parent Cue Mar. 25-31

WEEK FOUR:

COLOSSIANS 3:15
God Made Peace with Us
SAY THIS:

We can make peace with others because God made peace with us.
DO THIS:

MORNING TIME


Leave a note in your child's backpack telling them how you noticed them being a peacemaker in a certain situation. Encourage them to keep being a peacemaker anywhere they go!
REMEMBER THIS:
“So let us do all we can do to live in peace.
And let us work hard to build up one another.”
Romans 14:19, NIrV
LIFE APP:  
PEACE – Proving you care more about each other than winning an argument

This Week in InsideOut

Wednesday, March 28
6:15-7:15 pm

NEWS:
There will be NO Sunday School this week, April 1st.
Join us for Easter Worship Sunday at 9:30 or 11:00 AM.
From Parent Cue:
THE POWER OF A QUESTION
By Sarah Anderson



Questions are powerful—made all the more powerful when they are a response to what we intentionally listened for first. Purposeful questions are the best and easiest tool we have as parents to invest in the lives of our kids. They communicate that we want more than information—we want insight into what makes our kids tick, motivates them, challenges them, and hurts them.
A good first question says, “I’m interested.” Active listening says, “I care.”
An intentional second question says, “You matter.”
And what follows creates relational equity between you and your kids.
So sure, we can start, with the “How was your day?” “What happened at school?” “What did you learn at church?” But what happens next can’t be found in any book, blog, or article. What happens next is up to us. It can’t be scripted or predicted, but that’s where the magic happens . . .

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